Had I taken the other road,⠀
Might I still be thinking today,⠀
Had I taken the other road!⠀
This week I read the book The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It was a fantastic read. I finished the book in four days. This book gave me some much-needed perspective.
I started thinking about my other lives where I could be a success in some and a failure in some others.
The more I thought about it, it appeared clear to me. That, this is the life I would be choosing again given the choice. To begin with, I chose this path at one of those crossroads. No matter how much I crib about the lack of my career and other stuff, I love this life. In another life perhaps, I wouldn’t miss waking up to Akku’s hundred questions and his thousand kisses or discussions with Kanna or the banter with my husband. And the many more little pieces of irrelevant moments that make my life different, unique, and livable. But if this life suddenly disappears and turns into the one where I’m a career woman, I would definitely miss all those things. Not only do I miss, but I would also go crazy without all these little things in my life which hold me together.
It is easy to regret the path we didn’t venture into. But this road which we choose for ourselves, there is something magical in here. We chose this when we could’ve easily chosen the other one. We can’t see the magic, or even how this particular life is good for us because as mere mortals we simply can’t see the big picture.
The more I think about the other paths at the crossroads, I realize nothing was going to be a perfect one.
This journey I chose is a marvelous one – that’s what I like to believe!